Join us at this triple book launch to explore civil society, the right to food and public policy with Annette Desmarais (Public Policies for Food Sovereignty), Graham Riches (Food Bank Nations), and Andy Fisher (Big Hunger).

2:00 PM – 3:30 PM

October 2, 2018

C.K. Choi Building – Room 120, 1855 West Mall

Light refreshments will be provided.


Our speakers include:

Andy Fisher, a founding director of the Community Food Security Coalition in the USA and author of Big Hunger: The Unholy Alliance between Corporate America and Anti Hunger Groups (MIT Press, 2017).

Annette Aurélie Desmarais, CRC in Human Rights, Social Justice and Food Sovereignty, University of Manitoba and co-editor of Public Policies for Food Sovereignty: Social Movements and the State (Routledge, 2017).

Graham Riches, emeritus professor of social work, UBC and author of Food Bank Nations: Poverty, Corporate Charity and the Right to Food (Routledge, 2018).

Moderated by Laura Castrejon Violante, ISGP PhD student, Land Use and Global Environment (LUGE) lab, School of Public Policy and Global Affairs and Liu Scholar.

Copies of the books will be available for purchase.

Co-hosted by: UBC School of Social Work, UBC School of Public Policy & Global Affairs, the Food Systems Network (a Liu Scholars group), and the Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at the UBC Farm.

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